Maharashtra is located on the western region of India. The state was established on 1st May 1960. Maharashtra is the wealthiest and most developed state in India, contributing 15% of the country's industrial output and 13.3% of its GDP. Total area of the state is 307,710 square km. It shares its border with Gujarat to the northwest, Madhya Pradesh to the north, Chhattisgarh to the east, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, Karnataka to the south, and Goa to the southwest and by the union territory of Dadra and Nagar.
Mumbai is the state capital city of Maharashtra. Mumbai is also known as the financial capital of the India. There are 35 districts in Maharashtra. It is the second most populous state of India. Marathi is the official language of the state. The economy of Maharashtra is mainly depends on trade, entertainment, technology, petroleum and film industry. Bollywood is one of the largest centers of film production in the world is located on Mumbai. Godavari, Penganga, Bhima is the main rivers of Maharashtra. Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik are the main cities of Maharashtra.